The Quiet Conquest
July 13, 2010

Mary Meier told me of a book,The Quiet Conquest that tells of the settling of Wells County and that it even mentions the original owners of what now is the Winsness Farm!  I had to have a copy and found one on the web and purchased it.  Today it came.

It's so exciting and emotional to read - some tears flow as I realize that what the author is describing is what my Bjugstad great grandparents, and Winsness grandparents, and my father, his sister and brother realized.  

Here are a few pages - photographed as I left my scanner in SC:

And here is the information on the Goss farm - where my grandfather Jens started working in 1905, and eventually purchased.  The buildings mentioned were torn down June 2010.